The Highway Patrol ended its Operation Stop Arm campaign on Oct. 24. The campaign began Oct. 20 and was focused on promoting traffic safety around North Carolina schools, school buses and school bus stops.
Fourth-grade students at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts showed off their singing, dancing, acting and musical talents Wednesday and Thursday when they performed “Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Arts Performance.”
Halloween is the only time of the year when it is acceptable to put on a disguise and go door-to-door begging. However, amid the costumes, decorations, sugar highs and inevitable sugar crashes, it is important to remain safe.
Liens, tax warrants and judgments against Sean Maher, an at-large candidate in the board of education race, have surfaced on various social media websites.
Piedmont High senior football player Nathan Burgess spent four nights in the Intensive Care Unit at Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte and has now been hospitalized there for a week. Burgess suffered a collapsed lung and a lacerated kidney from a hit to the lower back while playing on the offensive.
Weddington improved to 8-1 on the season witth an impressive 34-0 road win over Sun Valley. The Warriors' defense had seven sacks and three takeaways in their second shutout of the season. Other scores involving Union County include:
Marvin Ridge 34, Piedmont 28
Forest Hills 33, West Stanly 7
Cuthbertson 35, Anson 19
Monroe 36, Parkwood 15
Mt. Pleasant 42, CATA 28
Butler 55, Porter Ridge 0
Former Monroe High star Jamison Crowder eclipsed 3,000 career receiving yards for Duke last weekend, making him the ninth player in ACC history to reach that milestone. Crowder is three catches away from passing former Clemson star Sammy Watkins for third all-time on the ACC receptions list.
After 26 years as a head football coach, Ron Massey impacted a lot of lives. Some of Union County's head football coaches expressed their feelings after he died during the season at the age of 56 on Oct. 11.
Since Adam and Eve we have longed for the perfect apple
After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in seven Piedmont counties, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced this week that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease (HD) in white-tailed deer appears to be tapering off with the onset of cooler weather.
Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.
Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!
Fin is a sweet little girl who will swim into your heart.
I believe in Kay Hagan
Stand up for Second Amendment
Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis
Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier
Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger
Is redistricting really necessary? — Collin Love
Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward
There is no risk of a constitutional convention
Take nothing at face value … investigate
Finally scared enough to vote?
Check the batteries in your smoke detector
Transparency vs. paranoia
When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina. I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.